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2008-07-11 18:00:23

By JAMES VERNIERE http://www.bostonherald.com The works of visionary French author Jules Verne (1828-1905) have been adapted to the film and TV screen more than 125 times, beginning with George Melies' unauthorized silent sci-fi classic "A Trip to the Moon" (1902) and including an obscure, but influential animated Czech film "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne" (1958). Here are some other must-see Verne adaptations. ** "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1959) with James Mason as...

2008-06-26 21:02:23

NEW YORK - A multimedia, multiauthor narrative being planned by the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books has picked up a famous patron: Steven Spielberg. DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to "The 39 Clues," a mystery series-online game that Scholastic will debut in September. Spielberg, director of "Jaws,""Schindler's List" and the "Indiana Jones" films, says he's hoping to direct. "'The 39 Clues' takes creative leaps to expand the story experience from the pages of the...

2008-06-25 09:02:57

Science fiction writer Robert Silverberg was on the phone from his spacious home in the hills above Oakland, outlining his daily routine. "I'm up at 5:30 or 6, but not willingly," he said. "By 8:30 I'm in my home office. I take a swim in the afternoon and I garden. We have about an acre of land." Silverberg, 73, is one of the few remaining pioneers of the sci-fi genre. He appeared on the scene in the 1950s, when he was in his early 20s. He was much younger than the established giants such...

2008-06-21 15:00:19

The movie Kung Fu Panda should be banned in China for director Steven Spielberg's decision not to be involved with the Beijing Olympic Games, protesters say. Nationalist Chinese protesters have created a petition calling for a ban on the animated U.S. film in direct response for Spielberg's decision not to serve as artistic adviser for the Olympic Games' opening ceremony, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. In addition to targeting Spielberg, whose DreamWorks studio created Panda, the...

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2007-12-17 16:00:00

Arthur C. Clarke also wishes for cleaner energy and peace in Sri Lanka COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke listed three wishes on his 90th birthday: for the world to embrace cleaner energy resources, for a lasting peace in his adopted home, Sri Lanka, and for evidence of extraterrestrial beings. "I have always believed that we are not alone in this universe," Clarke said in a speech to a small gathering of scientists, astronauts and government officials Sunday in...

2006-04-06 21:10:00

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES -- Director Steven Spielberg has joined with the Fox television network for his first reality show, an "American Idol"-like contest to find the nation's next great filmmaker, Fox said on Thursday. Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director behind "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," will develop the new Fox show, "On the Lot," with Mark Burnett, the producer of such TV reality hits as "Survivor" and "The Apprentice." The upcoming series, slated to air sometime...

2006-01-31 18:15:00

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood got serious this year as its Oscar-nominated films questioned sexual conventions, race relations and the politics of fear and violence -- a far cry from years past when Hobbits roamed middle-Earth and Americans danced in Paris. The five movies nominated for best picture crisscross a spectrum of social concerns from Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," a tale of the isolation of two gay cowboys in the 1960s to Steven Spielberg's "Munich,' about Israel's...

2006-01-30 09:22:23

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - After months of fending off pro-Israel pundits who accused his movie "Munich" of overly sympathizing with the Palestinians, director Steven Spielberg has found a new foe in the Jewish state: bored critics. The film opened in Israel over the weekend to hostile reviews focusing more on cinematic technique than any assumed political message in the depiction of the Israeli hunt for the masterminds of a Palestinian raid on the 1972 Munich Olympics....

2006-01-30 08:27:54

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - After months of fending off pro-Israel pundits who accused his movie "Munich" of overly sympathizing with the Palestinians, director Steven Spielberg has found a new foe in the Jewish state: bored critics. The film opened in Israel over the weekend to hostile reviews focusing more on cinematic technique than any assumed political message in the depiction of the Israeli hunt for the masterminds of a Palestinian raid on the 1972 Munich Olympics....

2006-01-30 04:00:00

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In tackling topics both complex and controversial, the five directors nominated in the DGA Awards feature category said they ultimately found more motivation and reward in raising difficult questions than trying to make statements. The impressive gathering of all five nominees -- Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, George Clooney, Paul Haggis and Bennett Miller -- at the DGA's annual meet-the-nominee breakfast Saturday gave the filmmakers a chance...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.